Semicossyphus G√ľnther 1861 (sheepshead)

Actinopteri - Labriformes - Labridae

Synonym: Pimelometopon Gill 1864

Parent taxon: Labridae according to M. Poortvliet et al. 2013

See also Fierstine et al. 2012, Gomon 1997 and Sepkoski 2002

Sister taxa: Bellwoodilabrus, Cheilini, Crenilabrus, Eocoris, Hypsigenyini, Julidini, Labrichthyini, Labrinae, Labrini, Labrobolcus, Labrodon, Malapterus, Novaculini, Nummopalatus, Phyllopharyngodon, Platylaemus, Protautoga, Pseudocheilini, Pseudolabrini, Pseudosphaerodon, Scarini, Symphodus, Taurinichthys, Trigonodontinae, Wainwrightilabrus

Subtaxa: Semicossyphus pulcher

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Ecology: nektonic omnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Mexico (1 collection)

• Miocene of United States (1: California)

Total: 2 collections each including a single occurrence

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